This is my entry for the DA Tomb Raider Reborn contest. Had a lot of fun doing it. I kinda waited the last minute to do it because I wanted to play the game before doing my illustration. I guess it was to get a better understanding of the character and what she went through during her journey. So that's why I depicted her like this: tired, wounded, dirty, with a raging expression, the will to survive. She almost became an animal. Before that she was just a regular (...OK super rich ^^') 21 years old girl, who freshly got out of the University with a thirst for adventure.
This will be my entry for the contest- once it will be finished. I just started to work on it but a terrible headache does not let me go on, thus I will keep updating this submission (more colours, detailed shading and small details to come alongside with the background).
Feel free to post suggestions, ideas and such for this Air Planar themed colossus, or just +fav if you like it or want to see its progress
Also, yes, that's a mountain and a big tree down there...
I picked this original image because I really wanted to improve on the concept: two characters having a conversation at a kid's playground. The original's just sort of mindless: characters staring (or glaring) off into the distance, mouths open like they're talking. I wanted to take that idea and improve the story, while still keeping conversation open to interpretation. Now there's actual interaction between the characters, a deliberate mood, and more information in the image. :3
Obviously I also made other changes. Drake's design's changed dramatically, and I replaced Paul with Justin because Paul and Drake don't really talk to one another. Went with an autumn scene to go with the mood (plus I'm excited for fall). My old pic was waaay color-crazy. Oh, and background, I think I'm better at those now. XDD
Kiinda' bothers me that my shading technique hasn't changed much in seven years. >.> I think I know what I'm going to start working on now...